Putting the Genie Back in the Bottle: On How to Correct a Widely Distributed Error on the Internet

A blog post recently appeared (http://arc-medieval.blogspot.com/2015/03/getting-words-out-and-back-in-what-to.html, 1 March 2015) summarizing an effort to correct the identification of a medieval image that had become widely distributed on the Internet. The image, showing a miniature from a medieval manuscript held by the British Library (BL) and distributed by the BL's own "Images Online" site, was mislabeled by the BL as an image depicting victims of the Black Death (i.e., plague).

CFP: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine 2015

CFP: Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine
October 16 - 17, 2015 
University of Pennsylvania 
The University of Pennsylvania is pleased to host the 13th Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine on October 16 – 17, 2015 in Philadelphia. JAS Med is convened annually for the presentation of research by young scholars working on the history of medicine and public health.

New Wellcome Witnesses publication: 'The Development of Brain Banks in the UK c.1970–c.2010'

A new volume of Wellcome Witnesses to Contemporary Medicine is freely available to download at the History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group website:

The Development of Brain Banks in the UK c.1970–c.2010


CFP: HSS 2015 Panel: Histories of Environmental Impact Assessment

The implementation of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) procedures has transformed science, nature, and societies across the planet over the last half century. The vector for this transformation has been the “environmental impact statement,” a document, prepared by teams of scientists, that incorporates the likely social and/or ecological effects of development into the design stage of major projects. Through public comment periods and review hearings, EIA has also provided citizens with unprecedented access to science and bureaucracy.

CFP: Differences that Matter - Inequalities in Global Health (MAGic2015)

Call for Papers: Differences that Matter: Inequalities in Global Health

Panel at conference “MAGic2015. Anthropology and Global Health: interrogating theory, policy, and practice” (EASA Medical Anthropology Network and RAI Medical Anthropology Committee ), University of Sussex, UK, 9-11 September 2015. 

Organized by: Sandra Calkins (MPI for Social Anthropology), Emily Yates-Doerr (University of Amsterdam)


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